How do you travel?

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 24 - 2010

I think I’ve finally got my overnight makeup bag packing down to a fine art.  I’m always moaning that Mr. L expects me to take about 3 items away with me yet still somehow look like a human being.

I thought I’d share what I took with me when I went on an overnight jaunt last time.

My requirements are simple.  Long-lasting makeup with the least amount of application time.  The key to this (for me at least) appears to be some simple layering.

Firstly, brushes.  I don’t take any of my good ones… I’ve thought about purchasing some of those brush guard thingies… but they’re such a boring and practical purchase and I’m always finding more exciting things to spend my money on instead!

A mascara spoolie, slanted eyebrow brush, cheapo no7 eyeshadow brush, Une Cosmetics flat top kabuki and my Pout Airbrush see me through a couple of days well.

Because I’m out and about all day, I need my makeup to go the distance and I’m finding a few key products are seeing me through the day.

Most importantly, I want my base to last and at the moment, I’m finding a combination of Bourjois Healthy Mix set lightly with Bare Escentuals Matte is seeing me through the day nicely.

Cheeks are a combination of Une Cosmetics Creme Blush in B02, with a light dusting of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Maui ontop.

My ever-faithful, ever-present Urban Decay Primer Potion gets packed time and time again and a combination of creme/liquid (Chanel Ombre D’eau)… and powder eyeshadows (Shu Uemura) remain solidly on my lids all day.

Diorshow Iconic and a Kajal eyeliner are foolproof to apply and never give me bother in the mornings.  The kajal smudges as the day goes on, but any errant smears are quickly wiped away whilst the majority of the product stays nicely between my lashes.

I never wear full-on lip colours when I’m travelling simply because they’re too high maintenance, I chose to take my Guerlain Maxi Shine with me this time… light yet long wearing, I’m definitely looking to increase my Guerlain lipstick collection!

God, that was a dull post… I’m absolutely dying up here on this poop laptop with weird colours.  I have many posts in my head and pictures to resize and edit, but the colours are so squiffy on this monitor that I don’t wanna upload anything colour crucial.  You’ll wonder why I’m wearing a green lipstick or something!

Have a great weekend ladies!

19 Responses to “How do you travel?”

  1. Jan says:

    I think that is pretty good really – once I left (YES LEFT) my kit on the bed upstairs and all I had was Liz Earle Daily Eye repair, which did a pretty good job of evening out my skin tone. Had to go and buy high street stuff which was suprisingly OK although not good on the skintones – I was far too peach

  2. Galen says:

    Thanks for this post. Packing toiletries, makeup and perfume is my favourite part of getting ready to travel – I love choosing minimal items for maximum impact, and it shows me what I really rate in my collection as I tend to only pick the things that work.

    Thanks for letting us peek at what you think is essential!

  3. D says:

    Interesting post!

    My makeup bag usually doesn’t zip because I try too cram in too many things…:S

  4. baby in a corner says:

    I liked this post! where did you get the pout airbrush – lucky thing!

  5. i pack:

    -primers: l’oréal magic perfecting base + udpp/paint pot
    -base: laura mercier mineral powder
    -cheek: 1 msf + 1 other (depending on w/c msf i bring)
    -eyes: sleek palette + liquid eyeliner (i skip mascara b/c i wear glasses and it just ends up getting smeared on my lenses)
    -lips: vegas volt + rimmel vinyl bronze in sunset for nights and plain old mac tinted lip conditioner in fuchsia fix

    these are for those 1 day trips though. anything longer and i’m bringing more :p

  6. redtiger21 says:

    I like this post, it’s interesting to see what other people take with them- you’ve got it nailed more simply than me!

  7. Heather says:

    Love this post! Makes me see each thing in such a practical way that now I think I should fine tune my “getaway makeup bag”. I usually haul every single item I own, haha :)

  8. Good kit – I’ve never got the hang of packing light!

  9. Jasmine says:

    Hi Charlotte, what’s your shade for Healthy Mix? I use 51 (Vanilla Light), so it’d be really helpful for me if I know your shade … (easier to figure out how stuff you use will look on me).

    I’m facing a similar dilemma too — just that I’m going to move to London and staying there for the next few years … I simply don’t know what to take with me. :(

  10. beautyh2t says:

    is that a little illamasqua under eye concealer i spy? is it any good?

    great post,love seeing what people take?


  11. Don’t be daft, it’s a great post. I really do try to be as sensible as possible about make up for an overnight jaunt (we’ll gloss over the fact that my overnight bag is the same as most people’s regular make up collection ;P). I was pointed in the direction of the Ombre d’eau eyeshadows for the first time today and they are stunning. I really need invest in one of these. Which colour is it that you have?
    Jane x

  12. Sarah says:

    thanks for this post, i love having a good nose! i hope your having a lovely holiday and the weather hasn’t been too naff xxxx

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  14. Rocaille says:

    I’ve got the same make-up bag, hehe :) Ikea rules. xxx

  15. kristie says:

    I haul nearly everything with me on a trip. From skincare to makeup remover to brushes. Most times the makeup bag is the heaviest out of the entire luggage =)

  16. Scientific Housewife says:

    I am so much worse than that, I literally take half of my makeup wherever I go!

  17. star_violet says:

    I love packing makeup for travel!! I think I’m getting better at it – I used to take a huge choice of colours but have since realised that when I’m traipsing around Paris in sun or rain, the last thing I want to worry about is whether my violet eyeshadow is working its way down my cheeks. So these days I stick with soft neutrals that stay in place well.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing, I love seeing or hearing about what other people pack for their travel kit!

  18. caz says:

    I just went away for a week and the only makeup I took was Lipgloss and eyeliner! You get grimy enough camping so i figured I’d give my poor skin a break! I might have snuck some mascara on for when I was in paris though..dont wanna be in paris with your eyes dissapearing into your face…

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